How To Steer Clear Of Text-Spam Litigation Tsunami

Law360, San Diego (March 13, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp., Toys R Us Inc. and other large companies have been slammed in recent months by a wave of class actions alleging they sent unsolicited spam text messages to consumers, and attorneys warn that companies need to keep close tabs on their marketing departments and take other steps to avoid the litigation tsunami.

Online Wal-Mart customers lodged a proposed class action in California federal court March 5, claiming that when they requested to no longer receive Wal-Mart text alerts, the retail giant...
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